Aside from Storm, Emma Frost and Exodus, Larraz and colorist Marte Gracia's cover for House of X #6 also brings back the mysterious plants that have appeared on various covers and preview art for the comic and its sister-series, Powers of X, except this time its base features structures that look similar to a treehouse. Could we be witnessing these plants being turned into a new base of operations for the X-Men? Or perhaps a replacement for the mutant nation of Genosha?
Genosha has played a prominent role in the X-Men's history, with the country serving as a safe haven for mutants to escape persecution. At one time, Magneto was granted control of Genosha by the United Nations. However, it would later be destroyed during a conflict between Magento's team of X-Men and the Dark Riders.
“I have some general philosophies on what kind of work you should do at Marvel, that I try and adhere to. I think the stories should be big,” Hickman told Entertainment Weekly. “Any time you can mine your continuity and the existing continuity of the company in a way that evokes a response from audience and not confusion, that’s powerful, and you’re crazy not to utilize it when you’re writing these books. The cardinal rule beyond that is at the end of the day, after you’ve torn up the playroom and scattered all the toys, you put everything all back on the shelf. Don’t be an a—hole and leave a mess.”
House of X #1 goes on sale July 24, followed by Powers of X #1 on sale July 31.